Hens around the World

MARTINE’S DREAM – THE STORY OF A WOMAN WHO CARRIES THE VIBES OF THE SUN

BY QUEEN CHESS & JAUMESSE Let us take you to a neighbourhood in New York City, in Brooklyn, where we walk down Nostrand Avenue and stop in front of a small storefront with a display of textiles and dresses of vibrant colours and patterns.  Crossing the doorstep, a woman with a brilliant smile and a gorgeous chocolate complexion in a yellow flowing dress like the sun greets us. This shop called Martine’s Dream seems to transport us to a space without time that feels both alive in adventure and warm in community.  Indeed, it is reflective of Debbie Hardy, the

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IN THE SEARCH OF PEACE – INSPIRING LOCAL CITIZENS TO FIND THEIR VOICE

WRITTEN BY QUEEN CHESS & JAUMESSE Oftentimes our experiences and struggles with the absence of a thing most valuable spurs our biggest life pursuits. That is the case with Yira Marcela Godoy’s quest to understand and build peace in as many spaces as possible. It started with her family’s victimization by the state in her home country of Colombia and made her more and more aware of inequalities that exist at a local level. From high school and onward, she studied the subject of peace with fervor reading all she could.  One author who was a major influence was Nobel

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AUTHENTIC GUIDED JOURNEYS INTO THE HEART OF MEDELLÍN AND BEYOND

WRITTEN BY QUEEN CHESS & JAUMESSE How did a French woman traveler come to volunteer in and then fall in love with the second largest city in Colombia – Medellín?  What can be found in this city in the state of Antioquia in the north west region of the country?  Medellín has blossomed into a new era, and Cathy Gallioz wants as many people as possible to know and appreciate this culturally rich place. It is surrounded by the Andes mountains inspiring artists and creatives of every kind, yet many travelers and visiters are unaware of the city’s magic.  When

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